Osprey Combat Aircraft 48 : US Navy A-7 Corsair II Units of the Vietnam War
Arriving on station with the USS Ranger (CVA-61) in early December 1967, the first Corsair II squadron became operational immediately and sustained its first combat loss three weeks later. This book tells how the A-7 soon proved its worth supporting ground operations in South Vietnam. As it continued to serve in the ground support role, the navy swiftly introduced the A-7E which soon ran into difficulties with supply lines - perhaps on account of what many perceived to have been a rushed introduction to service. Once these teething problems were resolved, the A-7E became the primary air-to-ground aircraft of the fleet. Text by Peter Mersky and Norman W Birzer with illustrations by Jim Laurier.
- The A-7
- Introduction to Combat 1967-1968
- Mid-War Slowdown 1969-1970
- Linebackers and Other Sportsmen 1971-1975
Osprey Combat Aircraft